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WrestleMania IV was the fourth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). It took place on March 27, 1988, at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall[a] in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The announced attendance of the event was 19,199, drawing a 6.5 buyrate on PPV.

The main event featured as the finals of a one-night, 14-man single-elimination tournament for the Undisputed WWF Heavyweight Championship, in which Randy Savage defeated Ted DiBiase to win the vacant title. The main matches on the undercard were a twenty-man battle royal won by Bad News Brown, Demolition (Ax and Smash) versus Strike Force (Tito Santana and Rick Martel) for the WWF Tag Team Championship, and Brutus Beefcake versus The Honky Tonk Man for the WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship.

WrestleMania is considered World Wrestling Federation's (WWF, now WWE) flagship event, having first been held in 1985. It has become the longest-running professional wrestling event in history and is held annually between mid-March to mid-April.[2] It was the first of WWF's original four pay-per-views, which includes Royal Rumble, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series (the first two also being first held in 1988), which were eventually dubbed the "Big Four".[3] It eventually became described as the Super Bowl of sports entertainment.[4]

WrestleMania IV held March 27, 1988, at the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey.[5][6] This event along with WrestleMania V was advertised as being held at the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino,[7] with both events taking place across the road at Convention Hall, but sponsored by Donald Trump.[1][8] The two events were the only times that WrestleMania was held at the same venue in consecutive years.[9][10] The attendance for the event was announced as 19,199, who paid a total of $1,400,000 in admission fees.[11][12] This total was significantly reduced from that of the previous year's event, which sat at 93,173, and was similar to the following year's 20,369.[13]

Much of the promotion of the event featured the continued rivalry of Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan, who had faced off in the previous edition's main event.[14] This took place inside of a single elimination fourteen-man tournament for the vacant world championship.[14][15] The event was broadcast across closed circuit television to 175,000 homes, and also on pay-per-view (PPV) drawing a 6.5 buyrate, which was reduced from 8.0 the previous year.[11]

WrestleMania IV featured a card, which contained matches that involved wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed either a villainous or fan favorite gimmick as they followed a series of events which generally built tension, leading to a wrestling match. The name of a wrestler's character was not always the person's birth name, as wrestlers often use a stage name to portray their character. As a narrative, events are usually pre-planned in order to promote a show or match. The main plotline for the event featured a fourteen-man tournament, including a rematch of WrestleMania III's main event.

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